A well-preserved Bay Window Kombi Van with potential to seat 8 people
A more useable two-litre version in factory right hand drive configuration
Boasting a nicely trimmed and appointed interior
The “bay window” T2 became the second generation of VW’s flexible, forward-control commercial vehicle platform in 1967. Building on the success of the split-screen, series 1 versions, the “bay window” T2 was slightly bigger and more sophisticated in many respects. The engine was bigger too with a 1.6L flat-four, and later a more powerful still 2.0L sitting out under the rear hatch.
This example has spent the vast majority of its life in the dry and sunny climes of South Africa resulting in a very well-preserved condition. It is a factory right hand drive van and boasts the more powerful and more tractable 2.0 litre, air-cooled engine. The interior is a highlight, too, proving capacious and well presented.
The History and Paperwork
This bay window Kombi was manufactured in 1975
The van spent its entire life in the dry, arid climate of South Africa until 2022
In April 2022, the current owner imported the van to the UK
The Nova document is dated 11/05/22
The van was first registered here in June 2022
The current V5 is present in the name of the first and only UK keeper
The van is registered as a Historic Vehicle
This means the vehicle is MoT and VED exempt in the UK
HMRC paperwork relating to the import is also on hand
This example features a very good-looking interior
The cab is fitted with a pair of shaped, Porsche style, sports seats
These are quite heavily bolstered and are complete with headrests
The front seats are finished in hard-wearing black vinyl
The seats are in a very good original condition overall
The cab floor is fully trimmed in fitted black carpet
This appears to be in an excellent condition throughout
The carpet extends up the rear bulkheads and most of the way up the front panel
The dashboard is formed from a mixture of black plastic and painted metal
The instrument binnacle consists of a large speedometer calibrated in KM per hour
A second gauge is present monitoring fuel level and other functions
A number of warning lights are enclosed within a third aperture
The original, twin spoked steering wheel is fitted
The passenger side of the dashboard features a lidded glove box
A centre radio aperture is currently empty
The heater controls appear to be missing
A floor mounted gear lever is present with original knob
The door cards are finished in black vinyl
The headlining is well fitted and consists of dark-coloured vinyl
This extends for the full length of the van’s roof
A split bulkhead is present, allowing passenger access to the rear cabin
The rear cabin is fitted with two full width bench seats
These are finished in box pleated hard-wearing black vinyl
The outer, nearside seat of the first bench folds forward
This allows access to the rearmost bench seat
The floor in this area is finished with a fitted, black carpet
The owner advises that no seat belts are fitted to the van
This was how the vehicle was imported from South Africa
The rear luggage space is accessed via the upwards opening rear hatch
This area is finished with a black carpet mat
A full-sized spare wheel and tyre is vertically stowed here
This Kombi is presented in original looking white paintwork
A thick, black coach line extends down each flank and across the rear door
A “Volkswagen” script is encapsulated within this stripe
The paintwork is generally in good condition
The bodywork looks great, too, with no significant areas of concern noted
The Kombi sits on some stylish split rim alloy wheels
These are 17-inch, five spoke items in a good overall condition
These are fitted with a matching set of Goodyear Eagle tyres
These appear to be in good order and are in a 235/40 configuration
The signature sliding side door is present and slides well
The owner advises that a new lock set is required for this door
Also, no key for the door locks was supplied
The extensive cabin glass looks to be original and in good order
All light lenses are complete and in a nice, overall condition
Our example features the largest iteration of the boxer, air-cooled engine
This unit is a Type 4, 2.0L unit originally rated at around 85bhp
Power is fed to the rear wheels via a four-speed, manual gearbox
The Kombi has been fitted with a new battery
The engine bay can be accessed from the rear and from above
The condition in here looks very good
The walls of the engine bay look to be especially clean and original
On the underside, the chassis rails look well preserved
Outriggers and floors all look clean for the age of vehicle
The owner reports the Kombi as running and driving well
Of course, the Volkswagen family of commercial vehicles and small buses enjoy a huge, worldwide following. They exude the charm, simplicity and practicality of earlier, simpler times. In Kombi, or bus, versions the T2s offer quirky transport for the driver and a varying number of friends.
In our example’s case that would be the driver and seven friends at full capacity. It’s a great configuration that would prove ideal for quirky, period hotel transport or similar. The interior is in great shape and really requires nothing attending to. The exterior of the Kombi looks great, combining the classic bay window look with the more contemporary, split rim alloy wheels. In short, this is a very nicely preserved example with almost everything in its favour.
Be sure to snap it up today, before someone else, inevitably, does.
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1975 Volkswagen T2 Bay Window Kombi Van
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